For more than a decade, I have worked in the private, public and non-profit sectors. I know first hand what it takes to turn a good idea into an effective initiative and have earned a reputation as a person who gets things done. I have led the way, implementing many of programs that cut through bureaucracy and linked businesses to community, schools to resources, and advocates to policy. Today, as Project Coordinator and Organizer of Building Neighborhood Capacity Program (BNCP), I continue to fight for the interests of individuals and families that live in neighborhoods that have been left behind, due to poor land use policies. I want to bring my experience, passion, and skills to the State Center Community College District Board of Trustees.
During my career, I have focused on projects to provide new spaces for education opportunities. In the Central Valley, I have fought to convince legislators to increase funding for childcare and early childhood education programs. Working for Building Neighborhood Capacity Program, I have stood with advocates from all fields, fighting to ensure that community voices are heard and the Valley’s legislators are working hard to provide equity in all neighborhoods.
I am a Project Coordinator for White House initiative, Building Neighborhood Capacity Program. I am responsible for strategic partnerships including training community leaders to find their vision for their neighborhood.
I am a Commissioner on the Fresno County Office of Education, Early Care and Child Development Local Planning Council, and I serve on the Board of Directors of El Dorado Park Community Development Corporation, which supports neighborhood revitalization efforts with the City of Fresno and provides opportunities for children and families to bond. I also serve on Saint Rest Community Economic Development Corporation board that will bring green space opportunities for residents to enjoy.
Thank you and I look forward to being with you all on Saturday.
Cherella J. Nicholson